Ssshhh…..CDC believes restorative justice will bring peace in our time!
At Cotswold District Council the spotlight will focus on the role of Restorative Justice in resolving noise-related conflict. In other words, CDC officers will be informing the public how members of a community can come together and work out an agreed solution to a noise problem.
CDC Environmental Health Officer, Rachel Kayani, is a keen advocate of this approach:
Community justice panel helps change street drinkers' ways
Swindon has become the first town in the country to implement a new community justice scheme, which has been used to deal with six troublesome street drinkers.
The town was one of 16 areas selected by the Ministry of Justice to test out Neighbourhood Justice Panels, which is an 18-month restorative justice pilot scheme.
NY bus bully incident, Karen Klien and restorative justice
The bus monitor bullied by middle school boys. It’s been in the media and ironically, I first heard of the incident in Circle Training. Karen Klien recently offered that she would like to talk to them to ask them why.
The natural course of this has some restorative elements. The victim didn’t think the apology letters were sincere. It was the 4th student who did an apology face to face that helped Karen.
The moral question
from the article by Kent Spencer in The Province:
....Elliott proposes a comparatively low-tech, low-cost method for dealing with the vast majority of offenders. It involves public apologies and community service in a concept known as restorative justice - meaning literally to restore the community to what it was.
He has offered to bring confessed wrongdoers to a place where they can meet with people who suffered trauma at the hands of roving thugs.
Reformed Surrey graffiti artist works to rehab those drawn to life of 'tagging'
Reformed graffiti artist Pontus Agren is drawing up plans to save a rehab program aimed at the kind of "criminal" he used to be.
Party's over for bonfire vandals
from Jonathan Dodd's article in Advertiser.co.uk:
TEENAGERS who trashed a Chapel-en-le-Frith landmark were given an opportunity to make amends under a new 'common sense' approach to policing.
Earlier in the summer, up to 20 teenagers were caught at the top of Eccles Pike. They had been drinking and started a large bonfire on the National Trust-owned land, using wooden supports from around memorial trees to fuel the blaze.
But rather than resorting to court action, Derbyshire Constabulary was able to deal with the incident under its new Restorative Justice scheme.